The USC Center for Japanese Religions and Culture will present “Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake: Building Smart Communities” on Monday, Oct. 15, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room 233 of Doheny Memorial Library on the University Park Campus.

Professor Kazuyuki Tohji

Employing lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, research and development of next-generation energy sources aims to provide eco-town plans for reconstruction in the Tohoku area. Professor Kazuyuki Tohji of Tohoku University will outline an environmentally friendly energy vision to be applied in post-tsunami reconstruction.

Tohoku University researchers, in partnership with the University of Tokyo, have developed the concept of an energy management system that integrates both energy and transportation/communication infrastructures.

Harnessing clean, renewable ocean energy from waves and microalgae and other such next-generation energy sources will increase Japan’s energy security, promote the clean energy industry, and reconstruct improved, disaster-resistant communities in Tohoku and throughout Japan.

Co-Sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles. Admission is free. For more information, contact Kana Yoshida at (213) 821-4365 or

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